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Apr 24
As organizations work to build out a comprehensive CSR program, it’s likely that they will need to work with consultant partners to bolster their capacity and expertise. Before taking that step, it’s essential to have an understanding of what to expect from a consultant and develop a plan to inform all parties of key metrics and goals. Our workshop will show you how to keep communications with vendors open and honest in order to make the most of your partnership. This program is eligible for 1 elective credit toward the Public Affairs Management Certificate program.
May 15
Learn about government relations that wins over third-party stakeholders, sways lawmakers and secures votes in our Impact Series. Each webinar deep dives on a government relations effort that won a critical state or federal victory: strategy, tactics, insider tricks and more. This program is eligible for 1 core credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.

This webinar will be held on May 15, 2019. The recording for this program will be sent approximately one week after the date of the webinar.
May 16
In today’s rapidly globalizing business environment, companies are seeing a greater need for a clear, strategic, corporate foreign policy. This term aligns the core competencies of public affairs, including government affairs, corporate responsibility, media relations and risk management under one cohesive strategic plan. This program is eligible for 2 core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
May 29
Bottom-line business value: That’s what interests your leadership most. Learn to demonstrate the value of public affairs work in the language and metrics of business – and get the support and recognition your functions need and deserve. This program is eligible for 2 Core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jun 05
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) isn’t just about being a good neighbor anymore. Embracing CSR is essential for organizations that want to compete for talent or market share. Employees want to work for organizations that have purpose. Research has shown that companies with strong CSR frameworks are less likely to make costly environmental or governance mistakes. This workshop will show you how to embrace CSR to improve your company, your employee engagement and the environment you operate in. This program is eligible for 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jun 06
As advances in digital communications continue to increase online advocacy, sharing your advocacy message with legislators in person remains a powerful way to ensure your message isn’t lost in the crowd. In-person legislative meetings done right build meaningful relationships and can lead to impactful policy change. This program is eligible for 2 grassroots credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jun 19
Specifically designed for consultants, this workshop will provide your team a grounding in public affairs, both generally and from the perspective of companies and trade associations. Learn what organizations need and expect from an external partner. This program is eligible for 3 elective credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 3 core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jun 25
Every organization needs an international strategy that can quickly adjust to emerging opportunities and global political, economic and social threats. Join expert presenters and discuss how companies can predict and pivot to address these emerging challenges. This program is worth 1 Core Credit toward the Public Affairs Management Certificate.
Jun 27
With every decision, your organization’s executives are thinking about the bottom line, satisfying investors or members, and staying ahead of the competition. What are you thinking about? Learn to think like your leadership and apply that knowledge to your public affairs strategy and approach. This program is eligible for 2 Core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jun 27
Public affairs is selling. Have you earned the right to close? Learn simple, proven sales and negotiating techniques from expert sales professionals, and how to apply those skills to working with legislative staff, community groups, trade associations and more. This program is eligible for 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jul 10
All the facts in the world won’t matter if the feeling’s not right. Speechwriters need to match the tone and language of the principal in order to create authentic prose. Public speakers need to understand that every message has a time and a place. This workshop will show you now to shape your language, measure your speaker’s natural voice, and tailor any public address to fit your goals. This program is eligible for 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jul 15
Consultants often act as an “additional arm,” helping to overcome unexpected challenges and achieve strategic goals. Learn to get the most from your partners. This program is eligible for 1 elective credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Sep 10
Good tactics are important: Writing a head-turning press release or conducting a fly-in that shifts a policy debate. Great strategy, however, is essential. Every press release and fly-in is a means to your organization’s bigger goals. How do we become great strategists? What’s involved in framing day-to-day activities in the context of a larger ambition? How do we articulate public affairs strategy in a way that resonates across our organization and helps develop a deeper understanding of and appreciation for our work? Join us at the Public Affairs Management Seminar and find out. This program is eligible for 3 elective credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 3 core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Sep 17
Remain compliant while engaging in political involvement, PAC communications and advocacy online. Our political law and digital experts will help you understand what to do – and not to do – online and navigate regulations that govern online advocacy. This program is eligible for 2 compliance credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 compliance credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Sep 18
Learn or perfect the key steps in creating an international public affairs plan that moves your audience to action, including defining a global advocacy goal, building a strategic plan and implementing that plan with local impact in non-U.S. markets. This program is eligible for 2 core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Oct 10
There are an abundance of ways in which your organization can give back to society, but you need the right team to make a meaningful impact. Effective partnerships will play a key role in any organization’s push to develop or enhance a CSR profile. Our workshop will show you how to locate and engage partners in order to achieve your CSR goals. This program is eligible for 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Oct 17
Complying with state and federal lobbying and PAC regulations is foundational to a trusted and successful public affairs program. Ken Gross, one of the country’s most distinguished political law experts, will provide a full-day deep dive of the top legal and compliance issues affecting lobbyists, PAC professionals and grassroots practitioners. This program is eligible for 3 compliance credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 3 compliance credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Oct 30
Communications functions and goals can vary across divisions, leading to divergent messaging internally and externally. Organizations need internal ambassadors to work across different units to unify the dialogue. Our workshop will show you how to locate and train employees to take on these essential communications and outreach roles. This program is eligible for 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Oct 30
Ensure your global public affairs function has a local perspective and can identify, track and manage issues in key markets. This session will explore how organizations conceptualize, construct, execute and assess their issues management and tracking plan. This program is eligible for 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Nov 07
Measuring impact is one of the biggest challenges public affairs professionals face; it’s also the one that matters most to senior executives. Learn to express ROI in a way management understands and appreciates, and that captures the impact of your function’s work. This program is eligible for 2 core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Nov 14
Public affairs and advocacy campaigns succeed or fail in no small part due to their communications strategy. What makes a successful campaign and what are the common obstacles to comprehensive communications plans? Our experts will show you how to develop initiatives that are unified across internal divisions and make an impact. This program is eligible for 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.